ABOUT Program Impact
Startup Gippsland is a regional initiative that aims to ignite the region’s startup ecosystem.
Startup culture is quickly spreading all over the world. However, in Victoria, this culture is centered around Melbourne. Recognising the significant business growth and job opportunities that this culture could bring to regional areas, LaunchVIC, the Victorian Government’s startup agency, funded a select number of regional startup programs in 2018, including Startup Gippsland. The program has since been refunded by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources to continue in 2020-2021 and grow to include all 6 Gippsland shires.
Startup Gippsland seeks to build a community of ambitious entrepreneurs who all share a ‘can-do’ attitude. We do this through regular meetups, masterclasses, mentoring and online resources. See what’s coming up on our news and events pages.
Startup Gippsland Program Impact so far
Number of applications in 2019
Overall participant feedback on 2019 12-week program
Overall participant feedback on 2019 open/public workshops and events
Founders accepted into 2019 12-week program
Participants in the 2019 open/public workshops and events
Kilometres travelled to deliver the program
Founders who completed the 2019 12-week program
Locations: Bairnsdale, Leongatha, Sale, Traralgon, Warragul and Wonthaggi
Female founders (13% Male, 33% Male Female teams)